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Over 10,000 Mumbai slums get a colorful makeover inspired by Positano in Italy

The Slums of Mumbai are getting an absolutely colorful makeover, all thanks to a Non-Profit Organisation ‘Chal Rang De,’ which translates to "Let's Go Paint."

Mumbai slums Over 10,000 Mumbai slums get a colorful makeover inspired by Positano in Italy Source : Press

The Slums of Mumbai are getting an absolutely colorful makeover, all thanks to a Non-Profit Organisation ‘Chal Rang De,' which translates to "Let's Go Paint." The NGO aims at changing people's perspective about the deprived areas of India's financial capital.

Over 3000 people came out as Volunteers to support the initiative and help transform over 12,000 homes across four slum areas in the dream city comprising of 20 million people, into a visual treat.

Dedeepya Reddy, who is the Co-founder of the NGO said, "When you say 'slums' all you think about are the negative things, the dirtiness. That becomes a reflection of the people who stay here but it's not the case.They are really amazing people, they are very happy individuals, and we wanted their locality to be a reflection of who they are."

Visitors and art experts have even started referring to the Alphasa area as the "Positano" of Mumbai. "Positano" is the Italian town which is known for its colorful and artistic buildings, vibrant and quirky facades.

During Monsoon, on having an aerial view, the slums look nothing but blue because of the blue leakage protectant covers they use to prevent water from leaking into their homes. To prevent that, Chal Rang De decided to team up with a waterproofing company which will lay special material that will prevent leakages for up to five years.

Chal Rang De will start transforming another slum, once monsoon ends. Talking about it, they said, "We are also colouring the top of that material so when you fly you will see a very different kind of Mumbai."


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